Those to live for

I finished writing Those to live for sometime in spring, and did a final sweep of editing. It might have been a bit too soon to upload it, but I wanted things finished, and this particular thing has been going for over a year now.

I had a lot of fun painting the title art, though sadly they do not fit the writing blog’s layout well. So here is an uncut version of them. They are some of the first watercolour art I did without lineart, and I still don’t know if I should have added lines in the end.

Those to live for is four chapters long, and you can read it on my writing blog here:

Those to live for, Part 1
Those to live for, Part 2
Those to live for, Part 3
Those to live for, Part 4, Final Part

Though this story is done now, I will definitely revisit the world and these characters in the future, as their story is far from over-

I also started to sort all the short stories taking place in the FYRverse and putting them into the right order. You can find the list here:

FYRverse Stories

The Tear-lakes of Celendria

 

Being the first of my two planned winter Larps this Year, Celendria‘s Winter Feast did not only have excellent food, but also a beautiful ceremony at dawn that symbolized Unity within the City’s different Elven People.

The Photos were taken by Wiri Pusch.

The Stormlight Archive – Dalinar and Navani

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If it be your will
That I speak no more
And my voice be still
As it was before
I will speak no more
I shall abide until
I am spoken for
If it be your will

Dalinar and Navani Kholin, from the Stormlight Archive. I have yet to find a song that fits them better than Leonard Cohen’s If it be you will.

Ink and Watercolour

Elrian – Ready for battle

 

The Stormlight Archive – Oathbringer

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“I am Unity.”

[…]

Dalinar stood within a pillar of light and spinning gloryspren, one hand to each side, clutching the realms that made up reality. […]

These Words… are accepted, the Stormfather said, sounding stunned. How? What have you done.

 

 

Facing ever onward

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From 2009 to 2017, is has been a long journey for this character. Elrian started out as a princess, now she is a simple soldier. I’ve played her in two different groups, lead other player in battle, used her to overcome my fear of speaking in front of people.

The Surcoat is this year’s adition to my kit, and I like it a lot. I will probably change a few small things, but overall it turned out quite well. The whole kit weights slightly over 10 kilos wich, in terms of armour is not much, but I can wear it for prolonged periods of time. The scalemaille was woven by me, from TheRingLord small scales, the Helmet and Pauldrons were made by Wimmer Live Art.

 

Silicone Ears

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For eight years, I always used elf ears made from Latex, some better, some worse, but for this season I got my first pair of silicone ears.

The difference is striking. they look so much better, are comfortable to wear and much more sturdy. The only downside is, I feel they are a tad too long, as I prefer ears with shorter tips. However, this is only MadhouseStudioFX second style of silicone ears, so I will keep an eye out for new releases.